German Unification Essay: The German Unification Of Germany

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The German Unification

Germany was disintegrated into as many as 300 separate states ever since the Investiture Struggle during the Middle Ages wrecked the power of the German emperors. During those following centuries, it had to suffer. Napoleon had recklessly done Germany two favors during the process of his rule. Diffusing a sense of nationalism to its people, he had to unify Germany into 38 states, which was a big step to unification. Ever since Napoleon was defeated in 1815 (in Waterloo), Austria and Prussia competed for leadership of Germany. At time the people would expect Austria to dominate, with its longer imperial tradition and larger territory. However it was Prussia that was destined to bring Germany together, with its better
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He used the desires of various Germans for the unification. He did it to increase the power, the size and the influence of one of the German States, which was Prussia. Otto had misgivings (a feeling of doubt for the outcome of something), he had them for the German nationalism. Bismarck used it to create Germany that was in many respects a greater Prussia.
In 1866, he went to war against Austria, since he wanted to destroy German confederation established 1815. Bismarck made a speech about the German Unification called the blood and iron speech.
Austrians declared War on Prussia, cries of ‘’on the Berlin” filled streets of Paris. The cause of immediate confrontation between France and Prussia disputed over one vacant European throne. Spain was the country with one vacant throne. After the defeat of the French in 1815, the German Empire proclaimed in 1871, proclaimed at Versailles. The Unification helped Germany become an industrial giant and acquired the leading role in Europe. After the German Unification, the constitution drafted by Bismarck established two-house legislature.
The two-houses of legislature were the “Bundesrat”, the upper house of the parliament, the lower house “Reichstag”. Germany did indeed not become a democracy.
The chancellor and other ministers were not accountable to the Reichstag at that time, but they were towards the
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